The waters of Oregon's marine reserves are off-limits for anglers, but a select group got the chance to fish in the protected areas last week.
ByKale Williams / KGW.com
About one-third of forests across 80 drinking watersheds serving coastal cities have been cut during the last 20 years, NASA found
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has identified two spots on the Oregon Coast, Brookings and Coos Bay, for floating wind farms. Some of the most powerful and consistent winds in the world are located off the southwest Oregon coast, according to the Oregon Department of Energy.
A new system has begun removing acid from seawater at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) facility in Sequim, Washington, allowing seawater to take up and store carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management officials will meet with Oregonians concerned or curious about potential floating offshore wind energy projects following public and political outcry.
Oregon’s coast is increasingly shaped by the climate crisis. Sea level rise, more severe flooding, intensifying storms, and ocean acidification are threatening our coastal communities and their ocean-based economies.
Cameron Royer is looking to see just how well this year’s batch of baby rockfish are faring off the Central Oregon coast, and he’s relying on a SMURF to reveal it.
The Pacific Coast Intermodal Port is considered to be a project of national significance by creating a new gateway for west coast imports and exports for the movement of containers through the Port of Coos Bay.
The Bainbridge Island City Council discussed the city’s Groundwater Management Plan at a recent meeting.
Federal officials’ announcement of two draft wind energy areas off the Oregon coast poses danger to fisheries, jobs and the state’s coastal environment, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians say.
The designation is likely to raise awareness and lead to preservation of silvery phacelia, part of the Forget-Me-Not family
Eelgrass, a flowering plant that grows in shallow marine waters, supports marine food webs including Dungeness crabs, spawning habitat for Pacific herring, and feeding and resting habitat for out-migrating juvenile salmon.
The last remaining Southern Resident Killer whale taken from the Salish Sea during the captures in the late 1960s and early 1970s died suddenly Friday, Aug. 18, in the small pool she’d spent the past 53 years living in.
Washington State Ferries awarded the first contract in its system-wide electrification
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified two draft Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the coast of Oregon. These draft WEAs cover approximately 219,568 acres off southern Oregon, with their closest points ranging from approximately 18 miles to 32 miles off the coast.
Marine heatwaves off the coast of North America cause huge seabird die-offs, according to a study. The research, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, draws on data from four citizen science projects (COASST, BeachCOMBERS, Beach Watch and the British Columbia Beached Bird Survey) to examine coastal birds from central California to Alaska, between 1993 and 2021.
ByStaff / Birdguides
While temperature records are broken worldwide, we’re seeing the effects of the climate crisis at home.
Decades of data show that despite billions in taxpayer investment, salmon and steelhead hatchery programs and restoration projects in the Columbia River Basin have failed to support or boost native fish populations and in fact are contributing to their decline.
The number of Pacific gray whales that pass the Oregon Coast each year has declined for the seventh year in a row, scientists found, but the number of healthy mothers with calves is beginning to rise for the first time in five years, offering signs of hope for a recovery.
PORT ANGELES — Sitting at a weathered picnic table along Ediz Hook, a 3-mile-long sand spit that extends from the shores of the city, LaTrisha Suggs studied the jagged ridges of the Olympic Mountains on the horizon.
KALALOCH, PRONOUNCED “CLAY-LOCK,” is a broad, sandy, beloved beach on the upper half of Washington’s coastline, sitting at a latitude of 47.61 degrees north: exactly 93.9 miles due west of Pike Place Market.
“No local selfish interest should be permitted, through politics or otherwise, to destroy or even impair this great birthright of our people.” Oregon Governor Oswald West, 1913
Heidi Wilken looks out from her crew’s small motorboat to the rocky shore of Owen Beach, watching as they float beyond a nearby fallen tree. At first glance, the greenish waters that surround the boat on this overcast morning may seem relatively empty – but as Wilken knows, a dive below the surface reveals a world of seaweed, invertebrates and fish.
Seabirds, from cormorants to puffins, spend most of their lives at sea. Beloved by birdwatchers, these animals can be hard to study because they spend so much time far from shore.